Book Review: Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14

03/11/13
by Ten Six

Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14. by Stephen D. Kelly and Packt Publishing Ltd.

The book, Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14, is not only a great introduction to Primavera Contract Management (PCM) and PCM’s main modules, but also an introduction to managing contracts in general. It also covers the benefits that an organization would recognize by moving from a paper-based contract management system to an electronic system.

The book starts off by providing some basic concepts on both contracts and managing contracts and then moves into more specifics on PCM. The “The Big Picture” chapter, my favorite chapter, provides the PCM novice with a perfect overview of PCM’s core modules. This chapter looks at PCM from 30,000 feet highlighting the monetary aspect of PCM and puts the reader into the right mindset for the rest of the book.

Stephen is clearly a seasoned PCM practitioner and he provides an insightful overview of PCM’s main modules and the benefits of using a contract management system. Although the topic can be complex, the book is easy to read and follow. For example, Stephen used simple but very descriptive chapter titles (such as “Time to Get Paid”) that helped put my mind on the right subject matter before reading the chapter.

Summary

This book is a great introduction to using Business Intelligence Publisher with PCM as well as being useful for seasoned veterans. I would highly recommend this book as a primer for anyone who needs a high-level overview of PCM and an introduction to managing contracts in general. Stephen D. Kelly has done a great job in writing this and certainly filled a gap in the market where few reference manuals exist!

You can buy the book directly from the publishers, Packt Publishing, in a number of different formats ranging from eBook, Kindle, pdf, etc. as well as paperback. Click here to go to the web page on Packt’s web site.

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